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Windows 7: GTX260 Video Artifacting/BSODs

12 Mar 2010   #101
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 






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13 Mar 2010   #102
zezasu

Windows Seven x64
 
 

For you to fix the voltage in (what i know of gigabyte boards) is you have to allow the option for dram to be manual instead of automatic. Then it gives you options for changing ram voltage.

edit: forgot you changed boards, but everything should be the same. It would probably be where you can also overclock the cpu.
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13 Mar 2010   #103
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Hey Shook
Does Gigabyte use an AMI or Award BIOS?
In a modern AMI BIOS there is a "Ai Tweaker" tab where all the overclocking settings can be made. I don't know if an Award BIOS has the same thing. As Zezasu says, you could turn off the automatic settings adjustment to enable a manual override. If your memory is over-voltage it could produce errors. From what you say it sounds like your memory is being overclocked either due to some changes you have made or changes the automatic settings are making. Keep in mind that these auto-overclocking settings change dynamically- you change one and the BIOS automatically adjusts all the others to try and arrive at a stable configuration. So if you are running an overclocked video card, for instance, the BIOS may make overclock changes to the CPU, memory, or bus frequencies to compensate.

I would go to the GSkills website and look up the specs for your exact memory modules, then manually set the memory to those specs and see how it goes. You could also attempt to contact Gigabyte and ask if the behavior is normal and to get technical help to correct the settings if not.
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21 Mar 2010   #104
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I MIGHT BE ON TO SOMETHING HERE!

I just got back in town after being gone for 5 days. Turn on my PC and when first booted, I got an error before windows, that read RAM R/W failure or something of that nature. Then my pc has BSOD'd around 10 times since powering it back up. I do remember a couple months ago, I left it off for 4 days or so and got multiple BSODs then as well. I posted a new thread in the debugging section, link below. Any help will be appreciated!

https://www.sevenforums.com/crashes-d...tml#post639603
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22 Mar 2010   #105
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Damn shook... Just paged through this thread. I feel for you man! Good luck!
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22 Mar 2010   #106
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
Damn shook... Just paged through this thread. I feel for you man! Good luck!
We got pretty similar machines. Have any troubles with yours? Were you able to get the RAM timings correct in BIOS?

Haha yea i think I have came to the conclusion that the RAM is intermittently defective. Might take my MSI mobo back and buy some new RAM and try it out.
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22 Mar 2010   #107
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

And I would suggest making sure that the memory you buy is right off the motherboard's tested and approved list. The exact product numbers. And buy a matched set!
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22 Mar 2010   #108
jr26

Win7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shook View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
Damn shook... Just paged through this thread. I feel for you man! Good luck!
We got pretty similar machines. Have any troubles with yours? Were you able to get the RAM timings correct in BIOS?

Haha yea i think I have came to the conclusion that the RAM is intermittently defective. Might take my MSI mobo back and buy some new RAM and try it out.

I've had zero issues with this system. Its almost 2 months old. Ram though with this board automatically runs at 1333. I've boosted it to its 1600 before but I couldn't get the timings where I wanted them so i've left it @ 1333 and still runs great. I built the exact same system (except case) for my dad and his hasn't had any issues except for the driver reset warning twice while browsing the net. Never had it while gaming. It hasn't happened for a while though last I checked.

Only thing i'd consider odd is his ram scores 7.5 on the WEI and my ram (exactly the same) scores 7.3.

All I can suggest is make sure every single hardware driver you have is up to date. I know you've probably heard it a million times but it is important to check and double check. As far as the GTX 260 i've been running the 196.21's since I installed it and they have worked good for me. I tried a few others but imho I get the best performance with the 196.21's. As mentioned above also bad ram can cause all kinds of issues regardless if it has much to do with it or not. So i'd try that if your able to first.
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22 Mar 2010   #109
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shook View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jr26 View Post
Damn shook... Just paged through this thread. I feel for you man! Good luck!
We got pretty similar machines. Have any troubles with yours? Were you able to get the RAM timings correct in BIOS?

Haha yea i think I have came to the conclusion that the RAM is intermittently defective. Might take my MSI mobo back and buy some new RAM and try it out.

I've had zero issues with this system. Its almost 2 months old. Ram though with this board automatically runs at 1333. I've boosted it to its 1600 before but I couldn't get the timings where I wanted them so i've left it @ 1333 and still runs great. I built the exact same system (except case) for my dad and his hasn't had any issues except for the driver reset warning twice while browsing the net. Never had it while gaming. It hasn't happened for a while though last I checked.

Only thing i'd consider odd is his ram scores 7.5 on the WEI and my ram (exactly the same) scores 7.3.

All I can suggest is make sure every single hardware driver you have is up to date. I know you've probably heard it a million times but it is important to check and double check. As far as the GTX 260 i've been running the 196.21's since I installed it and they have worked good for me. I tried a few others but imho I get the best performance with the 196.21's. As mentioned above also bad ram can cause all kinds of issues regardless if it has much to do with it or not. So i'd try that if your able to first.
Oh yea I've triple and quadruple checked all the drivers, 20 different times. Taking out the MSI board tonight and putting the GIGABYTE board back in. Then gonna return the board tomorrow and get some new RAM. But I have the sneaky suspicion that MicroCenter isn't going to have RAM that is on my mobo's support list.... But I wanna buy it to try so don't really wanna go Newegg...
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24 Mar 2010   #110
Shook

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

WELP, SOLVED! BAD RAM....... Bought some OCZ ram and will be RMAing my G.Skill


Thanks for all the help guys!!
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